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January 17, 2006

Symposium on Mass Digitization

The University of Michigan University Library and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science are sponsoring a national symposium on March 10-11, 2006 to discuss the impact of mass digitization projects on libraries, universities, government, information policy, publishing, and education.

Entitled, “Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects,� this two day symposium will provide an opportunity for faculty, students, librarians, publishers, information specialists, policy makers, and the broader academic community to discuss the changing information environment.

The symposium will be held at the Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan. Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register at the symposium website http://www.lib.umich.edu/mdp/symposium.

Keynote speakers include Tim O’Reilly Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media, and Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Twenty national and international panelists will engage the audience in conversation and share various perspectives about the impacts of mass digitization initiatives.

Posted by kfolger at January 17, 2006 03:27 PM

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